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April 02, 2013

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There is another rule-of-thumb indicator from the Drug Enforcement Agency in the United States that suggests that the value of drugs seized by police and customs represents roughly 10 per cent of the total value of the market. The last available figures for 2006 put the value of drugs seized in Ireland at -- which would also put the overall value of the trade in Ireland at over However, as this depends on the estimated final end price of the drug -- the price the street or club dealer gets from the consumer -- this tends to overestimate the value of the trade to those actually involved up along the feeding chain.

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